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Vivo Kitchen

487 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Vivo Kitchen is located in the Village of Sewickley, nestled among the boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops that line Beaver Street. Vivo opened its doors in Bellevue in 2000, and relocated to Sewickley in 2011. Consistently voted in the "Top 25 Best Restaurants" by Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as "Best New Chef". A focus on fresh and local ingredients, bringing you grilled meats and fish, as well as house made desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dining Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(412) 259-8945
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sabatino DiBattista
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Private party facilities
We are able to accomodate 50 people inside and another 30 people outside. We have a beautiful bar, creative drink list and very nice wine list.
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Private party contact
Lori DiBattista: (412) 259-8945
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Cross street
Broad Street
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Parking details

A public lot is located less than one block from our door on Green St. Parking meters are enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Jonah (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food preparation at Vivo is consistently exceptional. The food is never overloaded wiht spices or overcooked. You get the true taste of the food. A good test for me is when we ordered the Artic Char we were not asked how we wanted it prepared. It cam out rare which made it delicious. Too many restaurants overcook their fish. Never at Vivo. The wine list is very nice. Vivo is without a doubt one of this city's top restaurants.

Joshua (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, and friendly staff. Most items are a bit spicy but balanced by other flavors.

vipThaw (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dining at Vivo’s is a comfortable, delicious experience! From the great service to the yummy “clean” food (no fancy sauces needed), all was great.

vipTmlex (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This wonderful restaurant remains the constant measure of what other establishments aspire to be. Warm, inviting hospitality with fine dining but without pretense sets Vivo apart from trender newcomers.

Mactag (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The amaretto whiskey sour was a very nice cocktail.
The grilled shrimp with Peruvian salsa was bursting with flavor.

vipgreatdate (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything about our time at Vivo was perfect. The service was outstanding - great recommendations by a gentleman who works in the kitchen (one of the chefs?!) so he could explain the items in mouthwatering detail. He made a perfect wine suggestion for us and was very considerate of our timing (heading to the theater) as well. And no visit to Vivo is complete without the owner/main chef Sam DiBattista stopping by our table to make sure all was well.
This is a hometown gem with a large geographic draw. We’re lucky to have Vivo in Sewickley!!

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will be back soon

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasant, warm, cozy, unpretentious, great service, slightly edgy in a good way.
Good vibe, comfortable
Fantastic outdoor patio for nice weather.

David (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My wife and I do one new restaurant a month, and have had Vivo Kitchen one our list for some time now. We were not disappointed. The outdoor area was closed for winter but there was still a fire pit out there we could relax by while we waited for our table (We were early for our reservation). Appetizers were fantastic - we had the flatbread and the Brussels spouts, both perfectly seasoned. My wife had the chicken and I had the porterhouse. Portion sizes were good - we both had leftovers. Wine is VERY reasonably priced. The markup is less than 50%, which made ordering a very nice bottle of wine well within our budget.

Two drinks, two appetizers, two entrees, and a bottle of wine were under $200 after tip. Can't beat that for fantastic food and service.

vipBear (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Vivo can always be counted on for especially fine food, creatively planned, cooked and served. Sam Battista, the owner, takes great joy in his food and his restaurant. Whether you are a fish person or a red meat person, you will find something grand to enjoy. Sam's lamb chops are out of this world. My wife loves the appetizers and has been known to make a meal of two or three, possibly with a salad. The wine list is elegant, if a little pricey. Go, treat yourself and your companions to a wonderful experience!

vipGrwil (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We all had an exceptional meal, really enjoyed it..(typing now because of the minimum comment length).

CynthiaP (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to Vivo to celebrate my birthday. We have always enjoyed the food here. This time it fell a little short. The grilled shrimp was cold when it arrived and was undercooked. When I asked what the seasonal accompaniments were with the entree, the server said that the chef chooses them according to the entree. I am personally not a fan of this. I like to know what sides are going to be served with particular entrees.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was wonderful and Roxanne was too! We had a very nice time.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

suzeeq (Edinburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful menu, wonderful wine list, extremely pleasant and attentive wait staff.
Nothing less than one expects at Vivo! It's a Sewickley favorite. The foie gras appetizer was delicious and appropriately sized for a starter. One of us had shrimp, the other lamb chops. Both were excellent. Did we get dessert? Absolutely. It too was appropriately sized and delicious. Cheesecake in a cup. Yum. Go back? You can count on it.

viplulu (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Always enjoy the service and food at Vivo. Warm and comfortable with neighborhood feel. Food is always wonderful. Drinks too. Desserts are scrumptious. Fresh, fine, creative ... Vivo Kitchen is a gem!!

PITTfood (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was very good and service swift. Maybe too swift. Enjoyed the Tapa plates. Cost of drinks are on the high side but pretty liberal on the pours.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding service with unique dishes. We took our children ages 10 and 12 and they were able to find dishes that suited their tastes while enjoying trying something different. Highly recommend it. Great atmosphere!

vipPineapples31 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Having the good fortune to have dined in some of the best restaurants around the world, It escapes me that Sam and his team don’t get consistent 5 stars from his clients. Vivo is consistant without being boring, creative without being quirky, comfortable and still classy with the highest quality food and great wines at reasonable prices; quite simply the best restaurant around.

vipbill (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic as usual! We have eaten here nurmerous times and they never disappoint.